Trevor Parry-Giles is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. He has been teaching at the University of Maryland since 1999 and received his Ph.D. in Communication from Indiana University in 1992. He studies rhetoric and political culture and legal rhetoric and is the author or co-author of several books including The Prime-Time Presidency: The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism (University of Illinois Press, 2006), The Character of Justice: Rhetoric, Law, and Politics in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process (Michigan State University Press, 2006), and Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image Making in Postmodern Politics (Peter Lang, 2002). His research frequently concerns fictional and documentary depictions of politics and presidents in film, and he has published articles on The War Room in the Journal of Communication, BBC documentary coverage of Northern Irish terrorism in Critical Studies in Media Communication, and Fahrenheit 9/11 in The Rhetoric of Political Documentary (Southern Illinois University Press, 2008).
Parry-Giles has appeared in two documentary films and on the NBC Nightly News, the BBC, China Central Television, Maryland Public Television, and C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He’s been quoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, The London Times, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. Please click here to visit Rhetoric Matters—Trevor Parry-Giles’ blog.